President’s Virtue Message May 20

Good Day Assumption Catholic Schools

It seems like spring has finally arrived, grass is green, leaves are out.  We take time to reflect on the glory of God’s creation.  May God continue to bless each of you.

This is my last virtue post until Fall as the company pauses during the summer months.  Not to say I will not post anything – there are always interesting faith tidbits to post but not every week,

The virtue this week is honesty.

The strength to tell the truth
even when it would be easier to lie.

Lord, You know all our thoughts, words,
intentions, actions.
Help us to remember that whenever we are
tempted to lie, there is no fooling You or hiding
from You.
Give us the strength to always be HONEST.
In Your Name we pray, Amen.

Examples of Honesty

• Telling the truth
• Not cheating on exams
• Complimenting others and not sharing their faults
• Explaining things as they are
• Being a person of your word
• Being loyal to God, the Catholic Faith, your family
and friends
• Not blaming others
• Not putting up a facade or show to hide yourself

How to Strengthen

How do you develop the virtue of honesty if you’ve
been lacking in it?
The only way to become honest is by being honest.
Start with yourself; admit your faults.
Then be honest with God; admit your absolute need
for Him.
Then be honest with others; actively look for
opportunities to tell the truth in situations when it
goes against your own interests or when you’d
normally lie.


Being a person of your word is an excellent
When you say you are going to do something, you
do it.

LUKE 19: 1-10
Jesus came to Jericho and intended to pass through the
town. Now a man there named Zacchaeus, who was a chief
tax collector and also a wealthy man, was seeking to see who
Jesus was; but he could not see him because of the crowd,
for he was short in stature.
So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree in order to see
Jesus, who was about to pass that way. When he reached the
place, Jesus looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come
down quickly, for today I must stay at your house.” And he
came down quickly and received him with joy.
When they all saw this, they began to grumble, saying, “He
has gone to stay at the house of a sinner.” But Zacchaeus
stood there and said to the Lord, “Behold, half of my
possessions, Lord, I shall give to the poor, and if I have
extorted anything from anyone I shall repay it four times over.”
And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this
house because this man too is a descendant of Abraham. For
the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was

“Those who fear God are the furthest from telling
lies because they have their conscience as an
honest judge.”
– St. John Climacus

“Preach the Truth as if you had a million voices.
It is silence that kills the world.”
– St. Catherine of Siena
Doctor of the Church

“A good man is not a perfect man; a good man is
an honest man, faithful and unhesitatingly
responsive to the voice of God in his life.”
– St. John Fisher

The opposing Vice


Have you ever had the experience of thinking
something was real but turned out to be fake?
Like biting into a piece of fake fruit and hurting your
Being intentionally fake, deceitful, fraudulent or
dishonest is a very serious weakness.
Examples of dishonesty:
Tricking others

Jesus, Mary and Joseph
I offer my heart and soul to Thee.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph
assist me in my last agony.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph
may my soul rest in peace with Thee.

In Christ’s Peace

Daniel MInter


Assumption Catholic Schools